Undergraduate and graduate finance students in Dr. Scott Hein's courses learned how Federal Home Loan Banks operate and impact the financial industry when Michael Lambert, Government and Industry Liaison for Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Dallas, visited on Thursday, Oct. 29.
During both classes, Lambert spoke about the FHLB's background, what sets the company apart, his career path, and what he did to set himself up for success in the banking industry. In the undergraduate Management of Financial Institutions (FIN 4323) course, Lambert gave an extensive overview of how other banks can use the services that FHLB provides. In the graduate U.S. Financial System in a Global Environment (FIN 5333) course, he explained how the Federal Home Loan Banks operate as member owned government sponsored enterprises and the potential benefits that can arise.
"It's exciting to spread the word about the positives of the Federal Home Loan Bank system to students," Lambert said. "I think it's good for the younger generation to hear from someone who's been in banking throughout their career. I hope they enjoyed hearing a different perspective of Federal Home Loan Banking, both its history and future trends."
About Michael Lambert
Michael Lambert is responsible for building a grass roots effort in educating particular segments of centers of influence about the FHLB, especially the Dallas bank, and its mission and successes throughout its five-state region. These centers of influence include governors, legislators, mayors, city managers, housing authorities, and other housing and banking-related entities.
Previously, Lambert held the position of Senior Member Sales Officer and was responsible for relationship management, identifying marketing opportunities and new product development, servicing more than 125 members representing in excess of $63 billion in total assets.
Prior to joining the FHLB, Lambert spent 25 years in the banking industry, including various senior level positions with First Horizon Bank, Southwest Securities Bank in Texas, and Spiritbank in Oklahoma. His duties included Commercial Lending, business development, Compliance Officer, Operations Officer, Community Development, Data Processing Manager, and served as a member on the Executive Management Team.
He graduated from Central State University. When not working at FHLB Dallas, Lambert enjoys a broad range of community activities, which he served as the past President of the Tarrant County Bankers Association, current board member of the Arlington Life Shelter, and committee member for the annual Salvation Army "Hope" luncheon.
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